The countdown for the 2018 Coleman Greig Challenge has started, so mark your calendar to join this annual event on Friday, 21 September 2018.
For the third consecutive year, Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) is one of the beneficiaries of an event that provides businesses and individuals with the opportunity to make a difference to the Western Sydney community.
During the recent launch of the Challenge, Coleman Greig Lawyers Principal, Andrew Grima, thanked the businesses who have already agreed to sponsor the 6th version of the event.
“In the past five years the Challenge has raised nearly $600,000 for our charity partners and the amazing work they do giving children with special needs and newborns opportunities and support to be the best they can be,” Andrew said.
“Participant numbers have also increased from 103 back in 2013 to over 500 in 2017.”
Once again, Olympian Jana Pittman is an ambassador for this year’s event, along with WSLHD’s former director of supportive and palliative medicine Dr Phillip Lee, who is also a cyclist enthusiast.
Grab your training gear and join the businesses and individuals who will come together to run, ride or walk in beautiful Parramatta Park and enjoy the celebratory breakfast offered at Old Government House.
In 2017 more than 50 WSLHD employees joined the challenge. Let’s beat that number this year with more participants and more funds to support the work of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Westmead Hospital.
For further information about the Coleman Greig Challenge, please visit https://colemangreigchallenge2018.gofundraise.com.au/
To find out how you can support WMRF please call us on 1800 639 037 or email.
They are offering all Westmead staff $5 off every haircut at their Parramatta (Westfield) and Burwood stores. A further $2 from that haircut will be donated back to WMRF.
All funds raised are directed to support the delivery of patient care and medical research.
Simply show your staff ID or mention the Westmead Hospital promotion.
There is also a fundraising page where you can support this great initiative. https://fundraise.wmrf.org.au/profile/justcutsparrabur
To find out about other ways to support patient care at Westmead, please contact WMRF on 1800 639 037 or email us.
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If you would like any further information about this event, please call us on 1800 639 037 or email the Community Relations & Events Manager, Marlene Nasr
WSLHD’s former Director of Supportive and Palliative Medicine, Dr Phillip Lee will compete in the 2018 Clare Classic this weekend to fundraise for the Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF).
Dr Lee will be heading south to take part in the event on Sunday 8 April and ride through the picturesque Clare Valley, near Adelaide.
Dr Lee has already raised his target of $700 but is hoping for more donations to go towards the work of WMRF.
As someone who has seen first-hand how generous donors make a difference through their fundraising efforts, Dr Lee knows that small things in hospital wards like a new couch, a new paint job or nice curtains can make patients feel more comfortable.
“They improve the environment for families experiencing difficult time,” Dr Lee said.
“It is not just about looking after the patients, it’s about caring for the families to help them through their not so easy journey.
“Donor generosity leads to better patient care because the staff are just overwhelmed by that support and it gives them really good feedback about the job they’re doing.
“In the long run patient care actually improves from the high levels that it’s at already.”
WMRF head of development Joe Conneely is grateful to have fundraisers committed to the Foundation’s mission of supporting the delivery of medical research and patient care.
“Without the incredible generosity of fundraisers like Dr Lee, we would be unable to achieve these extra support measures in our wards for the patients,” Mr Conneely said.
To support Dr Lee on his Clare Classic ride, go to https://clareclassic.gofundraise.com.au/page/PhilipLee1 or for more information about supporting WMRF via hosting a fundraising event or joining a challenge, please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager on 1800 639 037 or email.
WMRF spreads the word about its work to Western Sydney businesses
More than 120 business partners and guests attended “Business After Five”, a networking event organised by Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) at Bertonia Lounge in Parramatta.
Westmead Medical Research Foundation Head of Development Joe Conneely praised the Chamber for the opportunity to host the event on Tuesday and thanked everyone for their attendance.
“Westmead Hospital has more than 330,000 people who are admitted annually and has just under 1.5 million people as outpatients, so it’s easy to say that Westmead has an impact on everybody’s life here in Western Sydney,” Mr Conneely said.
“The kind support of our ongoing corporate donors allows us to assist the amazing staff with their medical research, patient care and the outpatient services for the community since 1990.”
Guests included Parramatta MP Geoff Lee, past and present board members of the Chamber and representatives from a diverse range of Western Sydney businesses.
To find out how you can support medical research and patient care, call 1800 639 037 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Westmead Medical Research Foundation will host the Parramatta Chamber Business After Five event on Tuesday, 3 April 2018. Please join us for this networking opportunity to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved.
Also, a big THANK YOU to our venue supporter, Bertonia Lounge!
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During a recent visit to Westmead Hospital, the event sponsors got a behind the scenes insight at how funds raised by WMRF are used in different areas of the hospital.
Paul Noppen, Darren Delaney and Mark Davis, from Noppen Group, together with Parramatta Chamber of Commerce Board member Rosa Bellisimo, visited The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre (CPMCC) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Westmead.
CPMCC nurse unit manager radiation oncology Noeline Ranzac – who is also a golf fan – thanked the sponsors for their commitment to this year’s event.
“Some of the equipment we use daily at the centre was purchased with funds received from sponsors and supporters of events like golf days,” Noeline said.
“The incredible generosity of donors funding state-of-the-art equipment allows us to improve the therapy of patients through their difficult cancer journey.”
At NICU, the sponsors met nurse unit manager John Whittaker who explained the importance of having equipment with advanced features available at the ward.
“A perfect example is the PANDA Resuscitaire, a machine that keeps a newborn at optimum temperature and has the ability to provide breathing assistance if the baby requires it,” John said.
“Thank you to Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, Noppen Group for visiting, and all the sponsors of this year Charity Golf Day.”
The 2018 Charity Golf Day in support of the Foundation will be held on May 8 at Oatlands Golf Club. Golfers and guests will play a round of golf and then enjoy lunch to raise funds to support medical research and patient care at Westmead.
To find out how you can support medical research and patient care, call us 1800 639 037 or email.
Thank you to Lexus Parramatta for once again supporting us with our fundraising initiatives and donating a very generous prize used at our most recent fundraising event, Charity Golf Day by Arab Bank Australia. One lucky winner received a 3 day Lexus drive experience with a $200 restaurant voucher – valued over $1600!
Winner of Lexus prize pack!
To see more about the #ABAcharitygolf see the links below and for more photos visit us on Instagram
To find out how to support the work of WMRF, contact 1800 639 037 or email us.
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Posted by Westmead Medical Research Foundation on Thursday, 9 November 2017